Data on Northwest Resources

Are you looking for data on Northwest natural resources or projected environmental conditions? This inventory of climate tools and data repositories, organized by topics of importance to the Northwest community, includes links to climate projections, vulnerability assessments, and climate adaptation databases that can help support local, landscape, or regional planning and adaptation efforts.

To contribute data products, tools, or links to this ongoing effort, please contact NW CASC Data Steward, Jeremy Kenyon (, 208-885-7955).

Ecoshare provides information on the environment, ecology, and natural resources of Oregon and Washington. The site includes publications, data sets, code sets, GIS data, and plant photography. The principal partners are the USFS and BLM.

EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. Users can access, view, and analyze diverse information to better understand how various decisions can affect an array of ecological and human health outcomes. It is a collaborative project developed by EPA, in cooperation with the U.S Geological Survey, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Forest Service, and LandScope America.

Climate change impacts and adaptation case studies are presented by region and sector. For the Northwest, the focus is on impacts to water resources, forests, agriculture, and coastal resources and adaptation efforts in Washington and Oregon. 

This site provides access to EPA's data sources organized by subject. Sources cover ground water, surface water (estuaries, lakes, oceans, rivers), wastewater, water pollution, and watersheds.

In this USFS database, FIA reports on status and trends in forest area and location; in the species, size, and health of trees; in total tree growth, mortality, and removals by harvest; in wood production and utilization rates by various products; and in forest land ownership. The Forest Service has enhanced the FIA program by expanding the scope of our data collection to include soil, under story vegetation, tree crown conditions, coarse woody debris, and lichen community composition on a subsample of our plots. 

The FRAMES portal provides information, data, and tools to support federal wildland fire management agencies in the United States throughout the various stages of wildland fire, including planning, operation, and post-fire monitoring. It contains regional portals for the Northwest, Northern Rockies, and Great Basin, each of which provides information about fire science and technology relevant to that region of the western US.

In the GPDD database maintained by the Centre for Population Biology at Imperial College, London, thousands of species animal and plant population data can be accessed. The type of data contained in the GPDD varies enormously, from annual counts of mammals or birds at individual sampling sites, to weekly counts of zooplankton and other marine fauna.

This interagency resource sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program details the climate change-related datasets associated with the Third National Climate Assessment (2014). Datasets vary between historical data and future projections, and vary between easy-to-use and very complex.

This "toolkit" is a collection of templates and other resources developed by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) to assist tribes in their climate change adaptation planning process. Users are encouraged to modify the materials to represent the needs and priorities of their own tribe. 

The Integrated Landscape Assessment Project (ILAP) produced databases, reports, maps, analyses, and other information showing mid- to broad-scale vegetation conditions and potential future trends, key wildlife habitat conditions and trends, wildfire hazard, potential economic value of products that might be generated during vegetation management, and other critical information for all lands and all major upland vegetation types in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.